Transitional Countries

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There are many factors that separate the developed world from the transitional nations. According to United nation Statistic Division, there are no fixed criteria to distinguish between developed and transitional world. However, socio-economic indicators, political maturity, condition of health and education sectors and general awareness of the masses are the factors most commonly used to make the distinction between developed and developing countries. The biggest difference between the developed and the developing world lies in the socio-economic sphere. Developed countries are much more stable economically, they have high labor wages and they have lower unemployment rate. In contrast, the developing countries are growing, but their economies…show more content…
Education sector is another marked distinction between developed and transitional nations. Developed countries allocate a large portion of budgets for the education sector while developing nations are far behind in this regard. Index of quality and availability of education is much higher in the developed world, and as a result, the level of awareness and the rate of literacy are higher in the developed nations. Though the transitional world is improving in the education sector, yet there is a lot of work to be done. In the area of food security, the developed countries have high nourishment values and abundance of safe and clean water supply, and they supply safe and better quality food to their citizens. On the other hand, nourishment values of transitional countries are not quite high and their standards of hygiene and safety are also not very impressive. Aggregated effect of all these factors is that the standard of living in the developed world as a whole is much better than the standard of living in the transitional…show more content…
The political institutions of the developed world are mainly based upon the liberal and republican democracy, and their political institutions have very strong roots in the society whereas the transition of the developing country towards democracy is recent. Most of the developing countries were under non-democratic regimes until fairly recently. Transitional countries of Eastern Europe are a significant example in this regard; most of the countries of Eastern Europe were under the communist and non-democratic regimes as recently as two decades ago. The people in the developed countries are more aware politically, whereas the public of transitional countries is still a little immature. As a consequent to this difference, the politics in the developed world is issue-based and ideology based while in the transitional countries, politics still revolves around personalities. The democratic culture of the developed nations is much more mature and developed; on the other hand, transitional countries are still learning the norms of
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